Francis Marion Crawford


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son of noted sculptor Thomas Crawford (1813–57), and nephew of Julia Ward Howe, was born in Italy, educated in the U.S. and abroad. His literary career, extending over 25 years, more than 40 novels, and several plays, made him popular and famous in his own time for his romances of cosmopolitan and sophisticated life. He also wrote historical tales and a novel about political corruption in the U.S. of the Gilded Age.

Subjects: Literature.

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